Fri, Jul 29, 2005 - Page 3 News List

Hsieh meets Wang today over special legislative session

By Jimmy Chuang  /  STAFF REPORTER

Premier Frank Hsieh (謝長廷) yesterday agreed to participate in a meeting today hosted by Legislative Speaker Wang Jin-pyng (王金平) to discuss calling an extraordinary legislative session.

Cabinet Spokesman Cho Jung-tai (卓榮泰) said that Hsieh decided to attend the meeting in person because he wanted to show his sincerity in urging lawmakers to convene the session to review and pass legislation that would address the needs of the public.

The pan-blue legislative caucuses have already said that even if there were an extraordinary session, the NT$80 billion [US$2.5 billion] budget for flood-prevention infrastructure would be the only proposal on the table.

Cho said that the premier would also express his gratitude to Wang.

"It's a smart move and we do appreciate it, as will the people in southern Taiwan whose properties were flooded during Typhoon Haitang," Cho said.

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